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Wednesday, June 19, 2019   /   by Matt Chase

10 Home Design Apps to Help You With Redesigning Easily

10 Home Design Apps to Help You With Redesigning Easily




Inspiration has struck -or you are glued to HGTV- and your room is getting redesigned. We can't all be Joanna Gaines, but that doesn't mean your space can't get a flawless face lift. Grab your phone for help redesigning with the following apps. It is the 21st century, and your iPhone is basically Joanna Gaines, in your pocket.


Whether you're shopping for a vintage piece to complete your desk or need to know how big of a couch you can fit, your phone is there. Never mind the magazines for inspiration, download the perfect app and swipe until you find out what *mood* your room is going to hold. Farmhouse vibe? Electric retro? Cozy cabin?


If you appreciate floating shelves more than the latest social buzz, and you're making up your room, download these apps and get to work! You'll find unique one-of-a-kind pieces to fill your empty walls, and get help hanging your art-work perfectly while it works with other pieces ...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015   /   by Matt Chase

Indoor Maintenance for a Fall Ready Home

Today, I will be discussing indoor maintenance for a fall ready home. This week’s blog is going to build off of last week’s blog which can be read here. Although outdoor maintenance is important for ensuring the exterior of your home is in working order for fall, indoor maintenance is just as important. Since cooler temperatures mean more time indoors, you want to be sure your home is in good standing.


In last week’s blog, I discussed cleaning the outside light fixtures, making sure they have working light bulbs, and are good to go. This is important for inside as well. With daylight shortening, you will be spending more time inside using artificial lighting. Check all light fixtures to make sure all have working bulbs. If you can, take light fixtures apart and wash with a soapy water mix to remove all dust buildup and dirt. This will ensure you are getting the brightest light in the room.


Another routine maintenance item is to clean the carpets or rugs in t ...

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Thursday, September 17, 2015   /   by Matt Chase

Outside Maintenance for a Fall Ready Home

With Labor Day’s passing, many people immediately assume it is fall. Although changes in temperature may or may not have happened in your area, it is good to prepare for the change in seasons earlier rather than later. Today I will discuss a few simple things to cross off your checklist in terms of easy outdoor maintenance.


First, trim all trees. Even though this seems like a project for after fall, try to remember to do it when trees have branches that are full and heavy with leaves. Waiting until the leaves fall may seem like the easier task, but you have defeated the purpose of tree trimming. The fullness on the branches will better show where the trees need trimming, and where it is most necessary. You can try to time this tree trimming activity with mulching as well. Rent a chipper for the tree branches you have just trimmed and turn these branches into mulch for your yard. Adding an extra layer of mulch to your trees and bushes, and other temperature sensitive yard pl ...

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Thursday, September 10, 2015   /   by Matt Chase

Selling a Home With Pets

While selling a home alone can be a huge challenge, trying to sell a home with pets can be a completely other challenge within itself. In general, putting your home on the market can require upkeep of housecleaning and repair work, which is no difference when it comes to selling a home with pets. Often, more work is needed to prep your house for the current market and standards when a pet or pets are involved.


Firstly, a seller should repair damage in the home. While some damage may be minimal others may be a little more intense. Often baseboards are chewed, doors are scratched and carpet may be dingy. These can quickly add up but you must remember that repairing these items, although potentially costly, will add value to your home when it is ready to be put on the market for buyers. A thorough deep clean is in order to make sure your home is in great condition. Removing pet odors and stains is a huge thing to remember. The home should have a pleasant neutral fresh scent. Profess ...

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